Monday, February 28, 2011

Where have I been? South by Southwest, Beyond the Panel, Hell Yes Happy Dogs

Hello readers! It has been a while since I rapped at ya - specifically, since January! This does not mean that I'm abandoning Deeply Problematic or any such stuff. It means I've been busy preparing lots of different things!

Most exciting of these things is my upcoming speech at South By Southwest! Longtime readers may remember pleas that y'all vote for my proposal, titled Dealing with Internet Drama in Feminist Discourse, back in August of 2010. In late January, I got the news that my panel had been accepted! And I was like, "WOOO!"

I've asked the funny, fabulous, insightful Garland Grey of Tiger Beatdown to join me for this Core Conversation, and he accepted. And so, we've been chatting up a storm, getting ready to do this thing in.... less than two weeks!

If you are attending SXSW, please shoot me an e-mail - we may be arranging a meetup for various feminist readers across the Internets. If you would like to help me out with the various expenses of the trip - SXSW isn't covering expenses beyond a badge - it would be much appreciated. I also need a new computer - I have been on a netbook for two years and I am starting to get some chronic headaches from the eyestrain of a tiny screen. Click here to donate, but, you know, no pressure.

Other news! I've published several more interviews for my Bitch series Beyond the Panel since last we spoke:
More to come from that series very soon!

If you've been missing my daily writing, you might want to check out my tumblr. I post original and pretty raw (i.e. not heavily edited) writing there just about every day. I've also started a very silly stress-relief blog, Hell Yes Happy Dogs, which is all pictures of happy dogs. Here's a sample:

[A happy white brown-spotted pitbull running in the grass! By maplegirlie]

Expect a whirlwind of posts about Parks and Rec, more on Harry Potter (if you missed it, check out my previous post on the topic), and various other things in the next two weeks!

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